Pain Management in Columbia, Missouri (MO)

D. Joseph Meyer MD

Pain Management


  • Meyer Spine MD
    305 N. Keene, Suite 105
    Columbia, Missouri, 65201 - United States
    Phone: 573-442-2299

About Our Practice

In people who suffer from long-term pain, it is often difficult to localize the source of pain. While clinical evaluation and x-ray studies aid in diagnosis, specialized techniques are often necessary to determine and treat the exact source (or sources) of pain.

Furthermore, when a painful problem persists for months or longer, the nervous system is altered and the pain becomes a disease process in itself, referred to as a 'chronic pain disorder'. A chronic pain disorder is separate from any underlying injury or contributing disease process. This concept applies to all long-lasting pain problems, regardless of location in the body or contributing injury or disease. Modern neuroscience discoveries demonstrate common changes occurring in the nervous system of all chronic pain sufferers. Dr. Meyer's 'Know Pain, No Pain' program is designed to help sufferers of chronic pain understand these changes occurring in their bodies. Such understanding is critical to reverse the chronic pain process and return to a normal life.

Hence, Dr. Meyer incorporates all aspects of the bio-psycho-social context of treating the whole patient. To help individuals overcome pain, healthy psychological and physical habits are stressed, and medication use is discouraged. Dr. Meyer's clinic is closely aligned with local physiotherapeutic and psychological clinics to provide a comprehensive pain treatment program including 1) Physical/Movement Therapy and 2) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the clinic of Dr. Craig Rooney Ph.D. Advanced interventional pain treatment tools are incorporated in this paradigm, including the use of neuromodulation (spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation implants), neural blockade (targeted nerve blocks and ablations), and the newer augmentative technique of platelet rich plasma (PRP) injection.

Dr. Meyer takes this approach to diagnose and treat: back pain, neck pain, spinal pain, knee pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, other joint pains, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, musculoskeletal pain, headache, myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, chest wall pain, sacroiliitis, cancer pain and other painful conditions.

We specialize in: site specific nerve blocks, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, radiofrequency rhizotomy, platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections, kyphoplasty, facet joint blocks, epidural injections, discography, discogram, nucleoplasty, cryoneurolysis, implantable intrathecal pumps, Intrdiscal Electrothermal therapy (IDET), Botox, and other precise techniques.

  • Pain Management
  • Board Certified
Hospital Affiliations
  • Boone Hospital Center
  • Columbia Regional Hospital
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